India Under-19 side has created a history by winning the 2018 edition of ICC U-19 World Cup. Prithvi Shaw's Indian team beat Australia in the final by 8 wickets at Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui on Saturday (February 3).
It was India’s fourth U-19 World Cup title, the most by any cricket playing nation. The Boys in Blue remained unbeaten throughout the showpiece event in New Zealand.
Following the momentous victory, the members of senior India team extended their congratulatory message for the new U-19 world champions.
In a video posted by BCCI on their official website, Team India skipper Virat Kohli along with the likes of Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer and few of the others can be seen lauding the boys for clinching the Youth World Cup.
“Congratulatory messages pouring in from South Africa as the Men in Blue hail the Boys in Blue for clinching the #U19CWC,” BCCI wrote in the video caption.
In the video, India’s 2008 Under-19 World Cup winning captain Virat Kohli said: “Big congratulations to the Under-19 boys for getting the World Cup again. It’s a great feeling for all the boys in the team and for the management as well. I am really proud of what they have done. We all are really proud what they have achieved. Congratulations to all the guys who have been a part of that and especially to the guys who have performed outstandingly well.”
India’s ODI vice-captain Rohit Sharma also echoed the voice of Virat and said that we are all very proud of your effort.
“Indian cricket team are very proud of your achievement. Enjoy the celebrations,” Rohit stated by giving thumbs up to Prithvi Shaw and company.
“Hey guys! Outstanding win at Under-19 World Cup. Cheers,” said India’s middle-order batsman Kedar Jadhav.
India opener Shikhar Dhawan also joined his teammates to pass on his compliment for the Boys in Blue.
“Hi boys. It was a great moment for our country and big congratulations to you and the support staff for winning the Under-19 World Cup. We all are very happy and proud of you guys. Enjoy your day, party hard and God bless you,” said Dhawan.
Watch the full video here: